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Feb 27, 2013 6:00pm PST
invite to you stay with us here for our continuing coverage of this story both on air and on 0line. just go to our website, nbcbayarea.com to find the latest updates as well as raw video from today's press briefing. that's nbcbayarea.com. >>> new tonight at 6:00, the families of two east bay cyclists feared kidnapped in peru are finally celebrating tonight after connecting with the couple. late this afternoon garrett hand posted a status update saying i am alive. his girlfriend, jamie neal, posted an apology for worrying everyone. neal explained they were traveling through the amazon and had no access to electricity let alone the internet. hand's family shared their relief of reporters a short time ago after speak iing with garre on the phone this afternoon. >> i can't wait to see my son and his girlfriend, jamie, walking off a plane in sfo and grabbing him in my arms and holding him close to me. >> the family says they're incredibly grateful to everyone who helped spread the word to help find the couple. >>> the contra costa county firefighter accused of threatening co-workers and steal
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Feb 5, 2013 6:00pm PST
joins us. this will impact a lot of people and businesses. >> reporter: it turns out the question is not easily answered. since california legalized medical marijuana, about 250 cities across the state have banned pot dispensaries. at usf today the seven justices of the state's top court heard arguments from one of those cities, riverside, which banned them and was sued as a result. the justices appeared skeptical of the arguments made on behalf of the medical marijuana industry. >> we're only asking for a very simple ruling, exactly what the statute says. you can't ban -- >> i just think it lends itself to lots of different kinds of unanswered questions and further litigati litigation. >> reporter: the justices were less severe in their treatment of the one who pointed out there's nothing in the medical marijuana law prohibiting local government from enacting bans on pot clubs. >> the state and federal government and implement a safe distribution for the medical use of marijuana. that has not happened. >> reporter: a medical marijuana advocate who attended the hearing said it see
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Feb 14, 2013 6:00pm PST
. the alameda county sheriff's department is making another pitch to buy and use unmanned aerial droughns. jodi hernandez joins us this evening from oakland with the details. >> the alameda county sheriff's department could become the first agency in the state to deploy droughns. the debate took center stage at a board of supervisors committee meeting here today. civil rights advocates hope to ground the proposal before it has a chance to take off. >> you're looking at the 4.4 pound aerial droerngs the alameda county sheriff's department wants to buy it. the drone or what the sheriff calls a small unmanned aerial system would be used to give officers a bird's eye view at crime scenes and search and rescue operations. >> these things have a 25-minute capability flight time. so for 25 minutes, to search areas for lost children or elderly or alzheimer's patients, to search an area that would be very difficult. >> these devices -- >> but as the sheriff's department made the pitch to members of the board of supervisors, public protection committee, critics wearing no drone stickers fi
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Feb 6, 2013 6:00pm PST
priority calls public support could change. >> we're hemorrhaging and they're running to us with a band-aid. it's tourniquet time and they just don't seem to understand that. >> reporter: now if the issue does go to arbitration, the city does have some level of protection because voters passed a measure which forces the arbitrator to consider the ability's ability to pay without compromising other city services. this will be in the works for a while. kris sanchez, nx bay area news. >>> the dry spell is nearly over. rain will return tomorrow. here's a live look outside at silicon valley. it's clear now but that's all about to change. let's bring in chief meteorologist jeff ranieri from the nbc bay area weather center with more. jeff? >> 13 days since our last major rain across the bay area, and for that matter, we haven't seen much of anything in 2013. satellite radar picture tonight look like a storm is coming. you can see very clear conditions across the greater bay area but we zoom out and the area i'm focusing in on is 334 miles away. that is the zone with the cold front that will ev
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Feb 19, 2013 6:00pm PST
game. >>> president obama warned us about cyber attacks in the state of the union address. it's plagued social media companies for months and today it hit cupertino offices of apple. our business and tech reporter scott budman joins us this evening after speaking with security experts who are fighting back. scott? >> raj, they're fighting technology with technology, tracking hackers from china in what many in both our government and our private secotor are calling all-out war. after attacks on facebook, google, twitter, "the new york times," coca-cola, and even apple, america, it seems, is in the midst of a cyber war against china. >> this it does seem that these attacks and intrusions are more brazen. >> reporter: mike is a former cyber policy adviser at the defense department. he says our government is threatened along with our personal information and says while the hackers are smart, the bay area tech industry is smarter. >> i think ideally i would like to see the government hooking up with more silicon valley companies. >> reporter: and that's happening inside the security
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Feb 13, 2013 6:00pm PST
house on humboldt avenue searching for any more explosives. marianne favro joins us from the scene with are more of this troubling discovery. marianne? >> reporter: raj, late this afternoon chp investigators found additional explosive devices here at the home. those devices have been placed in a hall in the front of the home and are covered with sandbags. the bomb squad intends to detonate them tomorrow. this is how last night ended in a home on humboldt avenue with a bomb squad detonating explosive material in the middle of a n m normally quiet santa clara neighborhood. chp investigators first obtained a search warrant for this house, they weren't looking for explosives. they were trying to determine if the man who lived here, 45-year-old everett, is linked to threats against a state elected official. today they scoured the house again and found even more explosive devices. they now place the devices in another hole in the front yard under these sandbags. chp officials say last nate's detonation went smoothly. >> they couldn't figure out exactly what the substance was. and then th
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Feb 18, 2013 6:00pm PST
speak to him. >> was able to tell us what happened. he was not the one driving the boat. mr. holzhauer who passed away was the driver of the vessel. but the friend was able to tell us what he can remember from the incident. >> reporter: the ferry involved was the "ms san francisco." no passengers were injured. the ferry was returned to service today but the captain remains on paid administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation. a spokesperson for golden gate transit says the crew was tested for drugs and alcohol which is standard protocol and has returned to work. the coast guard says it expects to have its investigation wrapped up by later this week. live in san francisco, kimberly tere, nbc bay area news. >>> kimberly, thank you. a deadly crash late last night a. san jose proffer in the middle of a traffic stop on capital expressway when a dark suv swerved and almost ran him over. the officer then got into a pursuit with that suv. the 20-year-old driver of the suv ended up losing control on blossom hill road and rolled into a ravine. the driver died. the two young girl
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Feb 20, 2013 6:00pm PST
to dashboards and the reasons vary. kimberly terre is live with the details for us. kimberly? >> reporter: jessica, police, as you know, have been using dash cams for years to record their traffic stops, but now more people are buying them and using them for security and surveillance. they're the reason we have so many spectacular images of the meteor over russia last week. there are millions of dash cameras in that country. here in the u.s. and more particularly in the bay area the technology trend seems to be catching on. >> the biggest reason right now is to record traffic accidents, to record what they see on the road, just wanting to share with other people. >> reporter: and sometimes security experts say it's people just wanting a second set of eyes. >> so i've gotten calls wanting to know where their partner is, parents wanting to know where their teenager is, employers wanting to know where their employees are. >> reporter: thousands of tips from dash cam. >> as the price tag comes down, the availability gets greater. >> reporter: but the interest in personal surveill
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Feb 26, 2013 6:00pm PST
. thomas, thank you for letting us hear what you heard. stay safe and hopefully the police activity will end in your neighborhood very soon. we are also following another breaking story to tell you about, this one coming out of the east bay, talking about a body found at the dump in pleasanton. police received a call just before noon saying they found the body of a man among trash and recycleables at the transfer station on bush road right off valley just south of the iron wood development. at this point police aren't saying whether they have an identification, whether there was a person missing or if it's a homicide or not. we have someone going through the scene and we have more information. a little too cozy. the inspector general wants to know about some old deals about the space agency and its private partners. there are new questions that follow an nbc bay area investigation into a deal between nasa and a company associated with google which allows google's founding partners to base their private fleet there. we have details on the development. >> reporter: jessica, we obje ob
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Feb 8, 2013 6:00pm PST
task force in san jose. he is charged with the attempted use of a weapon of mass destruction. live in san jose, i'm arturo santiago, nbc bay area news. >>> now let's it turn your attention to new details on the man and his past linked to high-power weapons. we started digging as soon as the story broke. tony kovaleski joins us now with exclusive investigation on 0 his criminal background, his mental history and why, tony, he was able to get out of jail after serving only one year of a six-year sentence. i know you talked to a source with intimate knowledge of this man. >> reporter: jessica, we've learned a great deal through court records and a variety of sources. he served in the marines but not a full term. he was discharged for medical reasons. he spent some time with family about three years ago in arizona before returning to san jose, according to his former attorney. the legal troubles started shortly after his father had him placed on a mental health hold at valley medical center. >> he was a trouble d individua in a lot of ways. >> reporter: this attorney represented him follo
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Feb 22, 2013 6:00pm PST
us they may take this matter very seriously. they've already taken measures to ensure that those buildings and those work areas are now safe. raj? jessica? >> you see the number on your scre screen. 888-996-tips or send us an e-mail to the unit. >>> new tonight at 6:00, a second woman has been charged in the high-profile killing of a multimillionaire. 32-year-old katrina marie was ararnd on charges today and held without bail. police arrested her and detectives claim she is a prostitute who was frequently hired by the victim who was killed in a home invasion. her brother is one of three men charged in the case as well. prosecutors aren't commenting how her role took place in the crime. another woman had previously been charged as an accessory after prosecutors say they found photos of entry points to cura's home on her cell phone. >>> well, she has been fingered again, ayala who garnered notoriety seven years ago after placing a severed finger in a bowl of wendy's chili is back in jail. damian trujillo covered the case in 2005. she's back at the hall of justice with the new detai
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Feb 9, 2013 6:00pm PST
less because that's what they gave us all year last year. that's why they are the best fans in baseball. >> did you guys plan this all out knowing you were going to get in the clubhouse? >> this is actually how we dress every day. >> one more game. i want to play with each and every one of you. you're the one, and you. let's go! let's go! >> reporter: all will be quiet on third and king for the next six weeks but the celebration will continue on april 4th, when the giants return for their home opener against the cardinals. at at&t park, i'm kim coyle for nbc bay area news. >>> it's been a very busy day in sports. coming up a little later we'll hear from the sharks captain, joe thornton, after another tough loss at the tank and we'll take you out to pebble beach for the third round. pro am where we had a surprising finish by one of the best golfers in the world. >>> and it was gorgeous out there. all right, thank you, henry. >>> still to come, a first for nasa's curiosity rover. the sample it just took and what it could reveal about the red planet. plus -- >> he came in here and
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Feb 23, 2013 6:00pm PST
suggests to us that there is a real demand for people in the community to have a way of disposing of these guns. and we are going to have to create more opportunities for it, not just in this region, but across the country. >> reporter: more than 50,000 in cash for the gun buyback came from a nonprofit called protect our children. which was started by two dads, following the sandy hook elementary school tragedy. police were able to buy back 11 handguns, 227 rifles or shotguns and 11 assault weapons. the next event at the santa clara county fairgrounds. nbc, bay area news. >> kimberly, thank you very much. >>> police in oakland are looking for a gun that shot into an ac transit bus this morning. 12:30 at the intersection of 55th avenue and international boulevard. investigators say half a dozen rounds hit the bus, breaking the back window. two passengers minor cuts. two other passengers hurt when the driver quickly hit the gas to get out of danger. police trying to figure out why the bus was targeted. >>> two men seriously burned after an electrical glast blast at a warehouse in san j
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Feb 24, 2013 6:00pm PST
years. used to be a restrictive free agent next month. >>> considered armed and dangerous. pla police in los angeles are on the hunt for a man who shot and killed a person on the strip. suspect is 26-year-old lamar harris. kidnapping, robbery, sexual assault. harris opened fire from a black range rover has both he and oakland republican rapper kenny cherry. after cherry was shot, his car, a mass rad difficult, was crashed, killing the driver and passenger in the taxi. police found the suspect's suv yesterday. >>> the farm lfamily of a bay a couple is trying to do everything they can to find the loved ones. they were last seen in peru a month ago. nbc bay area's kimberly terry is in oakland with the latest on the search. >> reporter: family of the couple are working this weekend to try and coordinate search evident for t efforts with authorities in peru. they are obviously frustrated having to be thousands of miles away. 25-year-old hand and 27-year-old neil left the bay area in november. for a five-month cycling adventure through south america. they chronicled their trip on facebook but
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Jan 31, 2013 6:00pm PST
learn more about the communities at large in the bay area. and now it's up to us to either treat that with incense activity and intolerance and say he doesn't have that opportunity or you can take him at his word say okay, chris, we can now make this a true positive, a win-win for everybody. >> now, jim harbaugh when he talked to chris could youly versace he hopes chris learns from this situation. jim also talked with dave feldman. we're hoping that situation was more pleasant for the head coach. here's a small excerpt of that one-on-one interview with the 49ers head coach a couple days before the biggest game of his life. >> you said yesterday's practice you want to take a picture it was so good. what was so great about it, just crisp and sharp because you haven't had a real practice in an while. >> that's right the energy, the focus, the execution. we would like to photocopy that and have it repeated today. >> you're getting closer. are you getting more excited, jim? it's a big game and i know you said fog's better and worse than games. as you get closer, do you get more amped for i
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Feb 16, 2013 6:00pm PST
working out of this office building in mountain view don't want us to be blindsided by a big meteor like we were yesterday when a ten-ton rock from outer space entered the earth's atmosphere over siberia and blowing out windows and hurting more than 1,000 people, that's why the b-612 foundation on the peninsula is trying to give us an extra pair of eyes to the skies. they have been raising money to send into the orbit around the sun a space te le scop to spot the asteroids that we can't see here on earth. nasa has reportedly found most of the ones that could destroy our planet but as far as the ones that are smaller and destroy cities and wipe out regions, as far as those are concerned 99% are a mystery to us, we only now about 1% of them. the foundation believes it's so-called sentinel telescope can discover more asteroids in its first month of service in 2018 than all of our earth-based telescopes have been able to do over the past 30 years. scientists believe they could be deflected away from earth if we have several years warning. we need years, not months. you think about the 1
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Feb 1, 2013 6:00pm PST
help us all the time so we need to help ourselves. i've heard lots of people talking about getting more guns. >> reporter: sergeant dwyer says it's not comforting hearing people are trying to get guns. detectives on the case are hoping they'll make the same arrests in the same amount of time they did with the previous home invasion robbery last month. again, people working on this trying to get the same results. stephanie thuang, nbc bay area news. >>> heavily armed san jose cops descended on a house near center road and capital expressway to arrest a man described as a violent career criminal. investigators say 30-year-old mitchell pope is the worst of the worst. members of the police department's merge unit talked flash bang devices through the windows of the house during the 30-minute standoff. pope did surrender peacefully. investigators say they've been tracking him the last two months. oakland today became the first city in the country to issue city i.d. cards that double as debit cards. that groundbreaking municipal program launched today. the goal is to ensure that everyone
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Feb 11, 2013 6:00pm PST
silicon valley. they are using his vision to renew their own criticism of the business climate here. >> we have so many laws being passed in california that the first violation with the small business would be a fixed ticket instead of a fine. that would be a huge step. we should have sunset clauses on all these regulations every five years for review to make sure that they're legitimate. there's still a need. >> governor brown has called governor perry's visit here, quote, a cheap gimmick. >> a front row seat to the state of the union, the local leader who will be sitting with the first lady. plus -- >> reporter: it's not a new crime but it may have found a new target. i'm jodi hernandez in the east bay. i'll show you how time may be added to your commute. the story straight ahead. >>> a high risk rescue plays out as our nbc chopper was overhead. the story behind the hair-raising rescue just ahead. >>> and good evening. i'm jeff ranieri in the weather center. temperatures dropping quickly this hour. low to mid-50s throughout the tri-valley and 54 in san jose. we could hit 32 degree
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Feb 21, 2013 6:00pm PST
joins us from our newsroom. a lot of talk about the contractors and the safety records. what have you found out? >> raj, the crane as you heard from jodi is operated through a joint operations is agreement between two of the largest construction companies in the country, a group called american bridge company based out of pennsylvania and an even larger corporation called floor enterprises based outside dallas, texas. according to data from the department of labor, oh shas inspectors investigated four complaints against fleur and american blij two safety complaints lodged against them as well as one accident, an accident that involved the death of a worker who apparently fell off a bridge during construction in kentucky back in 2008. according to sec filings, fleur enterprises has offices in 25 different countries and reported revenues of $23 billion envelope 2011. it has about 43,000 employees worldwide. it also boasts on its website that it was voted one of the world's most ethical companies and is one of the safest companies of its kind in the world. fleur and american bridge d
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Feb 4, 2013 6:00pm PST
mark. jodi hernandez joins us live. it has to be so unnerving for the teachers and parents. >> reporter: it's very frightening, jessica. fair field police are keeping very tightlipped about their investigation. they still have not released the girl's identity but the killing has rattled everyone here in fair field. there's a makeshift memorial here at the park. this is where people have been stopping by to express their grief but the girl's classmates and friends are really taking it hard. >> she was the sweetest girl ever. she would 0 just make everyone's day. she would always be smiling no matter what she had going on in her life. she would put on a smile and make everyone smile. >> reporter: that's how alice is a watson described her close friend. a seventh grader found unclothed and dead at fair field's park early friday morning. >> i think it's just terrible because she was only 13.his everyone at that age, they should still have, like, a long life ahead of them. they should have a good life. >> reporter: police spent the day at the school interviewing everyone who int
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Feb 25, 2013 6:00pm PST
found, not even debris, raising the possibility there may be no boat. marianne favro joins us live. >> reporter: the u.s. coast guard has been out all day searching by boat, by plane, and by helicopter. the coast guard cutter turn just pulled in here and the certificasearch is resuming tonight as more boats are out searching for this family focusing on an area 65 miles west of monterey. as the u.s. coast guard continues to search for a family lost at sea, this is one of the few clues they have to go on. the last distress call made shortly after 5:00 last night. the u.s. coast guard says a man reported he and his wife, their 4-year-old son and a cousin under 8, from all onboard the sailboat believed to be called the charm blower. late sunday after noon they reported the boat was taking on water. >> we do believe they have life jackets and not much other safety equipment. they were trying to create a raft. >> reporter: 65 miles west of monterey. the coast guard sent out several cutters and helicopters to search. the coast guard leaders say so far they have not been able to find out w
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Feb 15, 2013 6:00pm PST
marking the beginning of a rain of asteroids coming at us. >> i'm thankful for that. >> reporter: all the cosmic activity catching the attention of glenn rivera who recently had a close encounter with a meteor ite when one hit his neighbor's roof on his birthday in october. he still has a chunk of it. >> it's just fantastic that we're getting data and getting fo footage of these meteorite falls so we can study them and hopefully learn something about our planet and the solar system. >> reporter: now rivera is setting up his telescope hoping to catch a glimpse of the asteroid. people across the bay area are doing the same. >>> and coming up at 6:30, are complete coverage of that massive exploding meteor over russia. the amazing video with many different angles. what experts are saying about it. janelle wang has our report at 6:30. >>> new tonight at 6:00, strong emotions in court today again at the san jose man accused of killing a suspected burglar kills a suspect. they say betancourt is a vigilante who took the law into his own hands. while his relatives say they just want justice. the c
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Feb 7, 2013 6:00pm PST
rebuild services for our residents and taxpayers, and that's good news for all of us. >> and good news for reed. in many respects he held firm on his promise. >> and we apologize. there was obviously a technical error with that piece. we'll be following up with you though obviously tomorrow night. we're going to have a follow on the state of the stet address being made momentarily looking at exactly what types of improvements mayor reed would like for the year for the city of san jose and where we'll be moving forward in the months and years to come as the city for the first time in ten years does not have a budget shortfall. in fact, we had a $9 million budget surplus projected thus far. we'll look to see how the mayor is going to be parlaying thatting into future policy. now back to jessica and raj. >> we'll have more on the mayor's state of the city tonight at 11:00. let's switch gears and talk about the weather. ugh is the word. first the rain and now we're gearing up for what's going dob a very cold night. jeff ranieri has the very latest. jeff, what a change all of a sudden. >> a
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Feb 10, 2013 6:00pm PST
lithium ion batteries, the same kind used in cell phones. >>> meteorologist rob mayeda has a preview of the workweek. >> it looks a lot like the weather we saw this weekend. more sunshine and you may be surprised by how warm the daytime highs get. a little breezy out there setting the stage for a chilly night. we have surprising statistics on just how dry 2013 has been so far. a look at that in the workweek forecast. >>> valentine's day is coming up and it is extra special for some children who received life saving congenital heart surgery. the children's heart surgery throws them a special valentines party this year. about 500 children have surgery there every year to correct congenital heart defects. today many of those families and children gathered to celebrate their lives and it is a reunion for these families with a common and very intense upon. >> he had three things wrong with his heart. basically what they did was they repaired a hole in the big muscle of his heart and then they took the right ventricle, opened it up, used his own tissue and repaired that right ventricle. >> th
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Feb 17, 2013 6:00pm PST
washington. >> it's time for us to lean in and hold these guys up for higher level expectations. you want to move the mouse, you got to move the cheese. we've got to change consensus in this country for good behavior. >> i find it stunning truly that this president and the democratic party continues to lay all the blame for their failure to achieve anything at the feet of the tea party or ted cruz or who aever the latest villain is. >> this ramps up the speculation he has washington in his political career. >>> the pope plans to step down in ten days. today's mass at the vatican was packed. more than 50,000 people gathered at st. peter's square today. that is double the number of people who attended just last week. pope benedict's final audience scheduled for a week from wednesday. 35,000 people have already requested tickets to that. he plans to go in retirement in vatican city. >>> here in the bay area, there are varying opinions on who should be the next pope. today in downtown san jose, some suggested the next pope should be a woman or minority. well, a woman is off the tabl
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Feb 2, 2013 6:00pm PST
us for complete super bowl coverage on air and online including wall to wall coverage following the game. >> there is new information tonight in the death of a 13-year-old girl whose body was found in a park. the girl's foster family reported her missing thursday. that witness is a homeless man by the name of eric may. police say he was questioned by investigators. police are in the process of reviewing footage. we will have more on this case tonight at 11:00. >> oakland's popular first friday turned deadly. the shooting happened just before eleventh. 2 groups of people who were downtown got into a confrontation in a parking lot. an 18-year-old man was killed. a 7-year-old boy and 2 women were killed. police are urging the dozens of people to come forward with information. so far they say they haven't made a connection. >> a warning for twitter users after an attack on the associate immediate yoo site. we will explain. >> and a hot streak. 1 big thing that is motivating the team tonight. >> teams eating up but the weather is cooling down. we saw highs today in the fifty 0s and low 6
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Feb 3, 2013 6:00pm PST
kimberly tere joins us as the dui check point is about to get underway. >> reporter: police are getting set up. they say they know people like to have a few drinks on super bowl sunday. they're just hoping that those people make good decisions once they get into their cars to head home. dui checkpoints will be set up across the bay area tonight, including the one that we talked about in sunnyvale on south matilda. the sun 50 vail police are part of the dui task forceful 13 agencies are combining their oefrts what has become almost a national holiday. law enforcement is urging all super bowl partygoers to find a designated driver and avoid drinking too much alcohol. they say if you have to, call a cab. >> better safe than sorry. don't drink and drive. and it is better to be safe by having somebody who is not going to drink to be your designated driver. >> reporter: police say they want to you celebrate a potential 49ers win. they just don't want you to do it in jail. the dui checkpoints are expected to start going up around 7:00 and police say you can also expect extra patrols tonight on the
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